Shale Gas Boom: Implications for California Agriculture

Carter, Colin A., and Kevin Novan

from ARE Update Vol. 16, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2013

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Abstract

Recent technological advances have unlocked vast supplies of domestic shale gas. As a result, the price of natural gas in the U.S. has plummeted. Cheap natural gas has the potential to provide cost savings for California's agricultural sector.

Keywords

Fracking, hydraulic fracturing, economic benefits of shale gas, price of shale gas, impact of gas prices on nitrogen fertilizer costs

Citation

Carter, Colin A., and Kevin Novan. "Shale Gas Boom: Implications for California Agriculture." ARE Update 16(3)(2013):1-3. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2013/16/3/shale-gas-boom/